Tuesday, April 24, 2007

American Myths and Facts About Energy

In today's Examiner, Max Schultz takes a look at a recent study by the Manhattan Institute that discovered a serious disconnect between the truth about energy and what Americans think they know about it:

MYTH » The accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant was fatal.

More than 80 percent of respondents did not disagree.

FACT » No one died from the accident at Three Mile Island.

Untenable safety concerns prevent a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that could be achieved by turning to nuclear power as an energy source.
I wind up talking about this one with plenty of my friends, and to this day some still refuse to believe it. It can be frustrating, but I find it pays to be patient. For more on TMI, click here for an NEI Fact Sheet.

Thanks to NAM Blog for the pointer.

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